The Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC's) of South East Ohio provide business consulting to the region’s companies, whether you are working on a business idea, in the start-up stages or in business for some time.

If your business has less than 500 employees or less than $10,000,000 in revenue, you are eligible for the free- and low-cost assistance of the Small Business Development Centers of South East Ohio.

Business assistance is available in all areas of start-up and operations. Based on your company’s unique needs, we take you through a stepped approach to building your business, improving your competitiveness, increasing your revenues, solving problems or managing the next stage of growth.

Our on-line resources allow you to find pertinent business information and resources fast, or take a class on-line at your own pace or schedule.

You also gain access to importing and exporting assistance and help procuring government contracts.

Browse our Web site and find out why the Small Business Development Centers of South East Ohio have an unparalleled reputation for service and success.

Local Offices



B.O.S.S ( Basis of a successful start )


Developing your Marketing Plan

Creating financial projects


SBDC at Ohio University, 19 E. Circle Drive, The Ridges, Suite 110, Athens, Ohio 45701 · 740–593-1797
The Small Business Development Center of Ohio (SBDC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Department of Development. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact (name, address, and phone number of person who will make the arrangements).

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